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Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterized by sore throat, low-grade fever, and an adherent membrane of the tonsil(s), pharynx, and/or nose. A milder form of diphtheria can be limited to the skin. It is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, an aerobic Gram-positive bacterium.


Diphtheria as related to Childhood Immunization


  • Diphtheria | Clinical Features | CDC
    Diphtheria information for clinicians including clinical features, medical management, ... even in populations with more than 80% childhood immunization rates.

  • Immunization Schedules | CDC
    CDC official immunization schedules for children, preteens, teens, and adults for health care professionals, parents, and the general public.

  • Diphtheria - Wikipedia
    Recommended immunizations. The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy …

  • Overview - Diphtheria - Mayo Clinic
    Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that can cause organ damage and breathing problems. This disease is often treatable, but also preventable with a vaccine.

  • Childhood Immunization | Vaccines for Children | MedlinePlus
    Childhood immunization involve vaccines that protect children from more than a dozen diseases. Learn more on how to protect your child.

  • Childhood immunization status: percentage of children 2 ...
    Childhood immunization status: percentage of children 2 years of age who had four diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP); three polio (IPV); one measles ...

  • Diphtheria | Vaccines.gov
    There are four vaccines used to prevent diphtheria, often combined with protection against tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough): DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.